As I’m studying personal finance literature, I’ve learned that there’s a lot out there on frugality. How to save money on your grocery bill, how to cut your heat bills, how to spend less on holiday presents. As I’ve pointed out before, there’s a certain disconnect here, in that the average family spends 12.4% of its income on… read more »
I always like learning how creative people structure their lives. Even if we work in different fields, I hope there’s something I can take from their discoveries. That’s probably why I really enjoyed reading Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit, which was first published in 2003. Tharp is one of the country’s most innovative and pro… read more »
I am writing this from somewhere up in the air, en route from LAX to JFK. When I’m flying without my small children, plane trips are a great chance to get stuff done. I can set a goal to write an op-ed during a flight and chances are I will finish it with no interruptions. (When I have small kids with me, this is a different story… don’t get me start… read more »
(From Laura: I am on the road again this week. Today I’m delighted to welcome Heather Allard as a guest poster. She may be best known as the inventor of Swaddleaze and Blankeaze, wearable blankies for babies. Having started several companies, she now runs The Mogul Mom, a service which helps other women entrepreneurs grow their businesses. She’… read more »
Since writing 168 Hours, I’ve had to hone my message into talking points. One that has gotten a surprising amount of pick-up is the “rule of three” for weekends (and workdays, too, but we’ll get to that).
Here’s the idea. When we have full-time jobs (or school schedules, or what have you), our free time during the workweek com… read more »